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Choosing Beauty Blog

ABOUT THE BLOG

Back in 2006, this blog started with a rainbow — just like so many big moments in my life have — and an invitation to document magic and beauty: photograph it, write about it, choose to see it. So I did, and my whole world changed. To learn more about how the blog came to be, click here. Over all these years, the blog has been a place where I could share my path — healing, loss, growth, change and the good in all of it. I hope what you find here helps you find the good in your path, too.

LIV’S LATEST POSTS

Rainbow Connections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rainbow Connections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I posted this today on my social media feeds and have received some messages from people asking if they can do the same thing, using our letter. OF COURSE! I've added a downloadable PDF of the letter below. Here are the details: we’re doing a “rainbow...

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How I Discovered My Breast Cancer

How I Discovered My Breast Cancer

On this day eight months ago, Brad and I sat at the kitchen table as I answered the call we both knew I'd be receiving. A nurse on the other end of the line informed me I had breast cancer. She had very few details, told me I'd be receiving calls to schedule many more...

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Finding the Light on Dark Days

Finding the Light on Dark Days

Last night my mom was driving me home after another long day at the hospital and infusion center. I'm nearly three months into a pretty long journey with breast cancer that, so far, has been a bumpier road than expected. As we sat at a downtown stoplight, she pointed...

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The House Where I Lost Myself

The House Where I Lost Myself

This is the house where I lost myself. Eighteen years ago, that little bungalow felt palatial to us, and Brad and I were thrilled to put our stamp on our first real home. It would become the house where we'd start a family, and we were so excited to meet...

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Painting with the Angels (OMG!!!)

Ten years ago today, on 7/7/07, I was busily prepping for my Independence Day party. We'd already had fireworks and hot dogs to celebrate America's independence; this time, friends and family would gather at our house to celebrate my independence. See, days earlier, I...

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